Cayman footballers undergo double-digit defeat to Canada

Cayman footballers suffer double-digit defeat to Canada

Canada’s David Wotherspoon brought the game 3-0 in the 25th minute against the Cayman Islands. Photo: Canada Soccer

Cayman’s hopes of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 are all but over, after Canada registered one goal shy of a dozen in a World Cup qualifying encounter on Monday at the IMG Academy in Florida.

“The intensity of the game is something that we had never experienced before.” – Alfredo Whittaker

This is the first time the two teams have played against each other in a World Cup competition. Canada is currently 73rd in the world according to the FIFA rankings, 120 places ahead of the Cayman Islands. The local squad, made up entirely of amateurs including a number of high school students, quickly realised they were outmatched by the Canadian professionals on the day.

“Now that our young team is exposed to the realities of football that is being played in Europe, against Champions League players, players that have 150 games in the Premier League, and not…